The weekend was a busy time for students and alumni. In addition to the various events for uKnight week, the replacement to winter Homecoming, the students, faculty and staff were having their own fun with the Cold Knight Club on Friday featuring first-time jumpers President Byker, all the vice presidents, Chaplain Hulst and a few other familiar faces as part of a fundraising effort to purchase a well for a school in Uganda. See the photo gallery, a video of the pledge and famous jumpers, and the Facebook photos page.
Also over the weekend, the Board of Trustees named the recipient for the Presidential Award for Exemplary Teaching. English professor James Vanden Bosch is the 2010 recipient of Calvin's highest teaching honor and joins a distinguished list of excellent teachers at Calvin College.
English professor Gary Schmidt wrote: “I think that every rational person on the globe must acknowledge this: That a teacher who can make a course in grammar one of the most sought-after courses in a department … has done something remarkable. Jim has done this.”
"Every year one of my English professors would invite students who couldn't go home for Thanksgiving to come to his house for dinner. Sometimes I wished I didn't have anywhere to go just so I could take him up on the offer!"
Current students have been informed of the opportunity to apply for named and departmental scholarships for 2010-2011. These "named" scholarships are established by donors for students who meet specific eligibility criteria, often based on factors such as academic major, intended career goal, GPA, minority status, etc. Students can access an online search tool to assist with this process. The application form for upperclass named scholarships, and for nursing, education, engineering, chemistry, biology, geology, science division, math, computer science and business scholarships are all available on-line. All current students who will be attending Calvin next year are encourage to apply! Students can access and complete the application on KnightVision: KnightVision> My Resources> Student Scholarships and Financial Aid>Upperclass Named Scholarship Application.
Did you see the Calvin Facebook page last week for an inspiring video of Calvin student Matt DeVlieger back on the tennis court after a diving accident in December? How about the video of the construction of the Fine Arts Center (soon to be the Covenant Fine Arts Center)?
Movies, concerts, open gym, swimming, foosball, ping pong, tie-dye, face-painting, karaoke, snacks...and more! Mark your calendar for the Siblings Weekend on February 26-28, which provides your Calvin student an opportunity to share the Calvin experience, along with the activities listed above, with a younger sibling, cousin, family friend, etc. The cost is $22 per guest, which includes meals in the dining halls and admission to fun activities and events planned for Siblings Weekend. For additional information, visit the Siblings Weekend site which is the only way to register and pay.
The Festival of Faith & Writing (FFW) will take place at Calvin from April 15 to 17, 2010. Presenters will include Eugene Peterson, Mary Karr, Wally Lamb, Kate DiCamillo, Richard Rodriguez, Stephanie Kallos, Parker Palmer, Luci Shaw, and Stephen Carter, among many others. For a complete list of presenter and the schedule of events, visit the FFW site. Online registration is available at http://ffwreg.calvin.edu/. Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if we can assist you with your registration in any way. Please note that there are scholarships offered by the Calvin Alumni Associaton for recent alumni.
Three music ensembles will be on tour this spring.
Come get your CAMP ON at Calvin this summer, where the joys of learning are nurtured within a strong community of caring staff and young learners! Learn more about summer camps at Calvin by visiting calvin.edu/go/camps and watching the video.
The Calvin women’s swimming and diving team captured its sixth consecutive MIAA title including its eighth overall by finishing with a three-day total of 939 points at the MIAA Swimming and Diving Championships at Calvin’s Venema Aquatic Center. The final total by the Calvin women is an MIAA Championships record point total and was more than 200 points ahead of runner-up Hope. At the conclusion of the meet, Calvin senior Maggie Vail was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Swimmer.
The Student Treats program sends treats and goodies to students for a birthday, special event or as an "anytime" surprise to remind your student of your love and support. Here are the fun options you have anytime of the school year:
Find out more on the Student Treats site.
Parent Calendar page to keep track of important dates throughout the year, including:
Feb. 26-28: Siblings Weekend
Mar. 1: U.S. Financial Aid application due (returning students); Calvin named scholarship applications due, most department scholarships are also due; miscellaneous charges payment due (1st of each month)
Mar. 3: Last day to drop first-half semester courses; Last day to change first-half semester courses from credit to audit; Last day to request a tutor from SAS
Mar. 10: Last day to obtain refund for full semester course withdrawls/drops
Mar. 16: Tuition, room & board payment due
Mar. 19: Spring break begins 5 p.m.; residence halls close at 10 a.m. on March 20; First half semester courses end
Mar. 29: Spring break ends 8 a.m.; residence halls open at 12 noon on March 28; Second-half semester courses begin
Feb. 12 - Mar. 20: Center Art Gallery exhibition: "Alumni Ceramics Competition"
Feb. 18: Noontime Series: "A Virtual Tour of ArtPrize"
Feb. 19: Henry Institute Lecture: Lewis Daly on "God and Government: Abraham Kuyper, Pope Leo XIII and George W. Bush Confront the Social Problem"
Feb. 19 & 20: Silent Retreat sponsored by campus ministries
Feb. 20: River City Improv
Feb. 26: Rangeela 2010 - tickets on sale now!
Feb. 26 & 27: Alumni Choir in Cincinnati
Mar. 4: Noontime Series: "The State of Grand Rapids: Its Challenges and Its Future" - Mayor George Heartwell
Mar. 11: Dr. Robert Schuller to speak
Mar. 13: The Artist Series - James Buswell Trio
You may want to bookmark the alumni events calendar to keep track of important dates throughout the year, to which you are warmly invited, as a parent, alumni and/or friend of the college.
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